US 395 - Pioneer Memorial Bridge - Bridge Painting Stage 1 - Complete August 2020

Project news

  • Contractor crews finished painting the bridge in August 2020.

Needs & benefits

The steel surface on the US 395 Pioneer Memorial Bridge between Kennewick and Pasco needed to be repainted, the paint was deteriorating and peeling, exposing the steel to weather. This project cleaned and repainted the steel surface of the bridge to restore, revitalize, and prolong the life of the bridge.

Stage 1 of this project will prevent further deterioration and preserve the steel truss elements supporting the roadway deck and the truss bottom cord. Stage 2 of this project will paint the remaining  steel elements of the bridge in the future. 


Construction begins - Summer 2019 
Construction complete - Summer 2020


  • Pre-existing Funding - $8.62 million
  • Connecting Washington Funding - $166,000
  • Total Funding - $8.786 million


Alex Sanguino
WSDOT Project Engineer

Meagan Lott
WSDOT Communications

Vicinity map of the painting project for the Pioneer Bridge on US 395